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How Could TX Secede?

There are many Texans that are under the impression that Texas was the only state that became part of the Union under conditions of a mutual treaty.  Hence, a simple vote to secede in theory would re-create an independent nation.  The truth is, however, that Texas was annexed by the Union.

There are a lot of different notions about exactly what “legal” issues took place to get Texas to be annexed in the first place.  Many believe that Texas was unconstitutionally annexed as a state by the United States to begin with.  They say that Texas was annexed without proper ratification of an amendment to the Constitution to allow for such annexation.  (See  In this case, there is a demand for peaceful and lawful recognition by the United States to allow Texas to become an independent republican nation.
No matter what you believe about whether Texas’ original annexation was legal or not; the fact of the matter is that it indeed is annexed into the United States just like every other state right now.  Our Texas Constitution does, however, state the following:
“Texas is a free and independent State … All political power is inherent in the people … they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper.”
— Texas Constitution (1876)

Therefore, the people of Texas have a constitutional right to alter our government in whatever manner that we want.  And the Declaration of Independence states…
“Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed… Whenever government becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property [i.e., the pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it… It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
— American Declaration of Independence (1776)

So according to this it is not just our right; but even more so it is our duty to alter or abolish the government that becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property.
So how do we get that accomplished legally?  Basically The majority of Texans would need to vote to ratify a new constitution that liberates them from the U.S. government.  According to the Texas Constitution and the Declaration of Independence; it is the legal right of the people of Texas to do so.  Once the new ratified constitution is passed by the people of Texas and put into law; it is then the United States’ legal requirement for peaceful and lawful recognition of Texas as its own sovereign nation by the will of its own people.

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